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Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

1. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

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From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

2. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

Take a day trip by comfortable bus to famous Niagara Falls. Enjoy a smooth round-trip journey, different vantage points to view the Falls, free time in Niagara, and, when in season, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. Begin your day with a morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach in the company of your guide. Enjoy the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. Take advantage of the wi-fi on board. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls aboard the historic Maid of the Mist boat, or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as the Cave of the Winds Gorge Walk. Learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, relax onboard your comfortable motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving back between 11 PM-midnight.

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From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

3. From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

Enjoy this day trip from New York City to Niagara Falls, NY. Avoid border-crossing traffic and a visa check as this tour visits only the waterfalls on the American side. Head north towards Niagara Falls in the late evening, making one stop along the way. Upon arrival in the morning, have breakfast and relax for 1.5 hours.  At 8:30 AM, travel to the American side of the falls. Board the famous Maid Of The Mist, bringing you to the Horseshoe Falls, the most iconic part of Niagara Falls. Continue through other sights on Goat Island, including Bridal Veil Falls.  Enjoy a buffet in the afternoon before your return trip back to Manhattan, which will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

4. Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

Visit the legendary Niagara Falls in this 6 hour tour. Guests will be collected from their Niagara Falls hotel and transported to the Falls in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. From here, you will embark on your adventure. Enjoy a tour of this famous landmark in small intimate groups, led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Your guide will be ready to answer any questions you have about this historic work of nature. A thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat sets the atmosphere for the day ahead. Experience panoramic views of the Falls, atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here you will have a brilliant view over the Niagara River Gorge where the turbulent waters have sculpted a unique shape into the rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Next you will descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walking along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls is a unique experience. The ferocious waters of the Falls, rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them! On this tour you have the opportunity to visit all of the key viewing areas including Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island and Three Sister Islands to name just a few. At the end of your Niagara Falls encounter, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can reflect upon your action packed day. During the off-season period (approximately early November to mid-April*), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise subject to availability replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds.  Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions. *Dates are approximate and dependent on winter/ice conditions.

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From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

5. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Walking Tour

6. Niagara Falls, USA: Walking Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of Niagara Falls on this 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the natural history of the falls and hear exciting stories of daredevils and rescues. Be guided through Niagara Falls as you hear the tales of yesteryears. This is a great way to get acquainted with the beautiful New York State Park. This tour begins on Goat Island and views all three waterfalls that make up the Majestic Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Horseshoe Falls) from Stedman’s Bluff, Luna Island, and Terrapin Point. The short duration and easy pace make it the perfect option for families with children. Snap the perfect photos of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls from unique vantage points.

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Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and Maid of The Mist

7. Niagara Falls: Canadian Tour and Maid of The Mist

Marvel at spectacular views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the border. Your half-day tour includes the world-famous American Maid of The Mist boat ride and an unbeatable aerial view of the Falls, River, and Gorge from atop Skylon Tower. In summer, you'll set sail aboard the Maid of The Mist. Journey into the heart of the Falls to hear the thundering roar of thousands of gallons of water and feel the mist on your face. Then, travel across the international border into Canada. During winter, instead of Maid of The Mist, you'll discover the Falls' awesome power with admission to 'Journey Behind the Falls', at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From atop Skylon Tower admire panoramic views of the Falls plus visit key viewing sites like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. You'll have the opportunity to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls during your tour. See how the churning waters of the Falls carved out the awesome Niagara River Gorge.

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Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

8. Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

Meet at Hard Rock Café to start you tour of the USA side of Niagara Falls. Travel in a 6-passenger luxury van while your local guide drives you along the State Park, passing Rainbow Bridge, Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Power Plant, the Niagara Gorge and the Whirlpool Aero Car on your way to Old Fort Niagara. Your guide will explain about the formation of the 3 different falls which make up Niagara Falls and the energy that is produced from the power of the Falls to help light New York City. Soon you will arrive at Old Fort Niagara, which takes you back in time to when great empires struggled for control of North America. The fort consists of 18th century buildings where you can enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. This tour includes admission to Old Fort Niagara which features: - a 16-minute orientation film.  - an actual original American Flag from the war of 1812. - Tours of original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  - See artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries. - During the summer months you'll witness reenactors giving musket and artillery firing demonstrations, playing historical musical instruments, giving laundry or cooking demonstrations etc. (subject to availability) and you can even join a guided tour led by a guide dressed in historically accurate costume.  - During special events you can also meet additional reenactors who recreate other aspects of the way life was at the fort.  - In the winter months, you'll enjoy self-guided audio tours of the Fort and hourly musket demonstrations.  You will then meet back up with your driver/guide at the entrance to the Fort for your guided tour back to the Hard Rock Café. You have the option to upgrade to a meal at Hard Rock Café with Skip-the-Line access. You can also further upgrade to include either the iconic Maid of the Mist Boat Ride or a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

9. Niagara Falls, Canada: Illumination Evening Tour

Start your tour with a convenient pickup service from your hotel on either the American or Canadian side of the falls. Your first stop will take you behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for a unique view. Then, enter the Journey Behind the Falls attraction where you'll descend 125-feet and explore a 130-year-old tunnel system.  Head up top to Table Rock to the brink of the Falls before continuing along the gorge to the Niagara Whirlpool rapids overlook area. Enjoy the spectacular garden displays at the Floral Clock before enjoying panoramic views from atop the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. As twilight turns to night, witness the historic glow of the nightly Niagara Falls illumination. On special nights during the summer, you might also witness a dazzling fireworks display over Niagara. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped back at your hotel. 

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Niagara Falls: US & Canada Full-Day Tour & Lunch

10. Niagara Falls: US & Canada Full-Day Tour & Lunch

Begin your cross-border Niagara Falls with pick up directly from your hotel. The first half of your tour will take place in the USA. Then, start the day with a visit to one of the most iconic attractions in Niagara Falls - a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist. While on board, be treated to an amazing view, hear the thunderous roars of the rushing waterfalls and feel the mist on your skin - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a rain poncho for this boat ride. Also, have an opportunity to check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower which extends out past the gorge and has an amazing panoramic viewpoint for all 3 Niagara Falls. After the boat ride, head over to Cave of the Winds where you will descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge before heading out onto a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck”. If you venture all the way to the hurricane deck, you can expect to get wet and really feel the wind coming off the Bridal Veil Falls - since you’ll be only a few feet away! Next, your guide will take you to Goat Island and Luna Island for some amazing views of the Falls and some fun facts about the area before heading to Canada for the 2nd half of your tour. Your first stop on the Canadian side of the Falls will be a break for lunch at Skylon Tower where you will head up a glass elevator to the restaurant which provides an incredible birds-eye view of the Falls to gaze upon while you eat. After lunch, you can take the elevator up to the observation deck area to get a 360-degree view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Once you get back on the ground, your guide will take you on a narrated driving tour of the area passing multiple points of interest including the Dufferin Islands, the International Control Dam, and Old Scow before heading to your next stop at Journey Behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, descend 125 feet (approximately 40m) to explore cave-like tunnels. This experience is a treat for the senses as you’ll be able to not only hear the falls but feel them as well. The tunnels lead to 2 observation decks, giving you the perfect photo opportunity. For the final portion of your tour, your guide will take you to view the Niagara Whirlpool for another incredible photo opportunity. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, USA

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,090 reviews

It was what I expected! Beautiful views, Stunning sights, and seeing different areas of the Falls. Loved that we went in winter to explore the falls. Snow showers, iced over plants beautiful east coast scenery

Our tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable qnd entertaining. We learned so much about the history of Niagra Falls. The views were absolutely breath taking.

Great experience, value for your money! The tour guide was exceptional and so was the bus driver.

Beautiful sight seeing opportunity. My husband and I loved every second of it

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